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It's only a few years ago since the German open-ended funds industry was in crisis leading to widespread liquidations – due to a lack of liquidity. The sector is suffering again, but this time for the opposite reason – a surplus of liquidity – as... more

Mar 22, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Barometer Trend

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The quarterly barometer issued by the Stuttgart-headquartered financing consultant BF.direkt on German real estate financing sentiment showed a sharp downturn in a number of its key indicators for its Q1 2017 survey – a clear sign that many... more

Mar 15, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Grunderwerbssteuer

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Germany's federal states hauled in a record €12.4bn in Grunderwerbsteuer (property transfer tax), a rise of 10.2% over 2015, based on the €240.5bn of property transactions across the country last year, itself up 9.6% on the previous year... more

Mar 14, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Sabine Keulertz - JLL

JLL

Demand for German shopping centres was so high in 2016 that yields have fallen to a record low of 4%, and a new study by JLL sees this falling to 3.9% by the end of 2017, against the background of continued low interest rates. Yields of 4% are... more

Mar 13, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Christoph Kahl - JAMESTOWN

JAMESTOWN

At the recent Quo Vadis gathering of top German real estate players in Berlin, event moderator Karsten Trumpetter talked one-to-one with investing legend Christoph Kahl about lessons Kahl has learned from 35 years in the real estate industry. more

Mar 10, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Hotel

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The German hotel investment market had a record year in 2016 at a volume of nearly €5.2bn, helped by a record fourth quarter which saw more than €2bn in volume across 60 transactions, as well a several larger portfolio deals. This was against a... more

Mar 8, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Germany Euro

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As we reported here in REFIRE back in November last year, Germany edged ahead of the UK as Europe's most active real estate investment market in last year's third quarter for the first time since 2012. Fresh research from Real Capital Analytics... more

Feb 24, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Real Estate - Office

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Despite a fall in investment activity in Germany in 2016, 2017 will not see the start of a stamped to the exit by investors, says a report on the German real estate market earlier this month by Caüpital Economics. While record low yields may... more

Feb 20, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Dirk Wichner - JLL

JLL

If a word can describe the space leasing market in Germany last year in retail, it would be 'hesitancy'. The year finished up with again less retail space turnover than in the previous year, according to the latest retail market survey for 2016... more

Feb 17, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

Hotel

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The German hotel investment market booked a record year for transactions, with volume rising from €4.9bn to nearly €5.2bn in 2016, according to figures (more or less similar, depending on methodology) from BNP Paribas Real Estate, CBRE, Colliers... more

Feb 16, 2017 10:00 AM Markets

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